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2019: A Bot Odyssey

Hal: Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it, I can sing […]

The Problem in the Solution

Attempting to protect people’s information, the EU made it more vulnerable. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is thought to provide the strongest set of data protection rules. After all, it was designed to modernize already tight laws protecting the personal information of individuals. In such […]

Advance Wage Payment Examined By Lawmakers

People have long complained that the US lags behind many other countries in facilitating real-time payments. Industry and government are addressing this problem in several ways. The two largest card networks have unveiled payment solutions that allow businesses to make real-time payments over the debit rails to bank […]

No Means No

Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute found up to 1,325 Android applications (apps) gathering data from devices despite being explicitly denied permission. The study looked at more than 88,000 apps from the Google Play store and tracked data transfers post denial of permission. The 1,325 apps used […]

India Shakes International Data Market

After decades of free reign to gather and use personal data, Earth’s second largest internet using population may soon be imposing data privacy rules. Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s Telecom and IT minister, recently indicated that the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (PDPB), will be “quickly” taken to Parliament […]